Column: Blood Run in South Dakota gets some attention

"South Dakota officials are drawing closer to announcing plans for an 800-acre park at historic Blood Run at a time when the site is gaining attention from the Obama administration.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced this week that Blood Run and the Dakota Grasslands Conservation Area making up millions of acres known for its “prairie potholes” will be included in a 50-state report detailing how best to implement America’s Great Outdoors Initiative.

President Obama is pushing the initiative to establish a 21st Century conservation and recreation agenda that helps reconnect Americans to the outdoors.

The site, east of Harrisburg, is a National Historic Landmark and was home to a trading post established by the Oneota indigenous people, who lived in the area until 1714.

It got its name from the legend of a battle between tribes that was said to have made the water in a nearby creek turn red."

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Steve Young: Blood Run gets federal attention (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 11/1)

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